Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 12 ratings
$$$$Burgers, Cider, Tacos + 9 more
70% of 10 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2345 Kaanapali Pkwy, Lahaina, HI 96761 Directions

(808) 878-6763
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    Celiac
    2 rating
    yesterday

    Not so great. Grilled mahi mahi on the side of avocado and cucumber salad passed my nima test and was nicely pan grilled if there is such a thing. However the fish tacos which were promised to be GF did not pass and gluten was found. Unfortunately, by that time the kitchen was closed so we had to share the salad and one piece of fish and went without one of our dinners.

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    Celiac
    1 rating
    3 weeks ago

    I’m here right now and don’t understand the previous reviews as they tell me their fryer is NOT dedicated, and the only gf thing they have is fish tacos and chicken wings but they (wings) are spicy.

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    Celiac
    3 rating Not celiac friendly
    1 month ago

    Tried to have lunch here on our vacation. We were encouraged by the positive reviews but disappointed in the menu options and lack of knowledge of gluten issues from the hostess and waitress. Seems the only options were fish tacos (available gluten free just about everywhere) and a salad of sorts with a $14 added fish option. We left and went to the Hula Grill next door where we have eaten countless times with no gluten issues and with better options. Monkey Pod is way over-rated in this diner's opinion. I give it 3 stars because it does have some gluten free options but only three due to the limited choices and lack of knowledge of the staff we encountered.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 months ago

    Excellent fish tacos! Menu isn’t marked with gf but staff knowledgeable and very accommodating.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    3 months ago

    Great fish tacos! Awesome vibe and location!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    4 months ago

    This place had delightful fish tacos! The fish was zesty and mouth-watering. We could tell they put a lot of effort in it. This is good for people who enjoy fresh, yummy dishes. Highly recommended for a nice dinner out.

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    5 months ago

    They didn't have a physical gf menu, but they told me that the fish tacos and salads we're gluten free. It was a little pricey at $20-30 an entree. I had the fish tacos and they were good. They did ask if I was celiac, and took extra precautions.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    7 months ago

    Not a ton of gluten free options, but the waitstaff was very accommodating both times we went. I have Celiac and did not get sick either time, and I loved the fish tacos!

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    4 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    My wife is celiac and I’m the supportive husband. It was her first time eating fish tacos and she loved them! Fresh fish makes all the difference. The staff was very knowledge about their menu and made great recommendations for her. Cool little joint.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    9 months ago

    Wow! I was blown away by this place! They do not have a GF menu but their staff was very knowledgeable about what items contained gluten & what they didn't know they went to ask the chef. The food was tasty & their Mai Tai's are supreme (voted best on island for past 5 years)!

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    Celiac
    3 rating
    9 months ago

    Fish tacos were great. Server’s knowledge about Celiac iffy. She told me explicitly that the fries were GF but when I questioned her about whether they had a dedicated fryer she had to ask the kitchen and it turned out they only have one fryer.

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    4 rating
    11 months ago

    No actual gluten-free menu, but pretty knowledgeable staff. Had the fish tacos one day and the lobster deviled eggs another. Unfortunately, the poke (and many sauces marinades) are made with regular soy sauce, so not an option. The salads sound good, as do several of the other entrees. And great happy hour...definitely planning to return again during my trip!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Appetizers
  • Burgers
  • Cider
  • Cocktails
  • Dessert
  • Salad
  • Tacos

Categories

  • Asian
  • Happy Hour
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
Monday
11 am - 11 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 11 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 11 pm
Thursday
11 am - 11 pm
Friday
11 am - 11 pm
Saturday
11 am - 11 pm
Sunday
11 am - 11 pm
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